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Married couple one in Switzerland one in EU

I have a taxation question : If a married couple lives apart in different countries, what happens ? The situation is the following :
How will we be taxed if my husband works in Switzerland, with c-permit, and stays registered in Switzerland, and I live in Belgium, register in Belgium and have no work ?
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Re: Married couple one in Switzerland one in EU

Doubt it would change much on the Swiss side. He's living here so pays his taxes here. What you might need to pay in Belgium since you're not earning and he doesn't live there I don't know.
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Re: Married couple one in Switzerland one in EU

I live and work here (B permit), the Lovely Missus lives in UK, has no Swiss permit, and is not working.


IIRC there's a special box to tick on one of the tax or social security forms which allows you to specifically select the status of "non working, non resident spouse". The Swiss then calculate your witholding tax or deductions on a slightly different basis.


I can't recall it making much material difference, but the box is on there as an official option, so make sure the right one is selected.


As per Medea's comment, you need to ask a Belgian tax expert what happens there. In UK, couples do separate tax returns, so there's no effect on her tax whether I earn 1 CHF or 10,000,000 CHF here (I wish...).



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